How Princess Diana inspired Kate Middleton's style

Matching looks from down the years

15 Times Princess Diana Inspired Kate Middleton's Style
As the wife of the future King of England, Kate Middleton is bound to draw comparisons between herself and her husband Prince William's mother, Princess Diana.

Fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar takes us back through the years when the Duchess of Cambridge paid sartorial tribute to her late mother-in-law.

At her wedding to William in 2011, Kate wore a dress that had us going through the old pictures of Diana at her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981.

Both showed their similarities in taste again when they chose polka dots as Diana presented William on the day after his birth in 1982, and when Kate showed off George on the day after his birth in 2013.

They also both wore a yellow buttoned-up dress when Diana visited Alice Springs during the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1983 and when Kate arrived at Calgary Airport for the Royal Tour of North America in 2011.

Famous military inspired look

A simple blue dress was chosen when Diana visited Wanganui during the '83 Tour of New Zealand and for Kate giving her first public speech at East Anglia's Children's Hospices in 2012.

Perhaps the most striking comparison can be made when Diana wore a Catherine Walker military inspired dress for a passing out parade in Surrey in 1987, while Kate turned up at Bletchley Park wearing an Alexander McQueen in 2014 that could have been cut from the same cloth.

And you can't deny how alike they looked when Diana visited Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in Pakistan in 1996 and when Kate visited Assyakirin Mosque in Malaysia in 2012.